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French Authorities award SRI Label to 21 mutual funds managed by Mirova

Mirova, the Natixis subsidiary dedicated to responsible investment, has been granted the French Government-backed SRI label for 21 of its managed funds, spanning its entire product range and representing 2.2 billion euros of assets under management (source: Mirova as of June 30, 2016).

Created by the French Ministry of Finance in early 2016, with the support of Asset Management professionals, this public Label aims at giving Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) management an extra visibility with savers. It will make to easier for investors to identify financial products integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria into their investment process.
To qualify for certification, funds must satisfy several requirements, including:

  • Transparency vis-à-vis investors (in terms of investment objectives and process, analysis, portfolio holdings, etc.)
  • Use of ESG criteria in investment decision making,
  • Long-term approach to investing,
  • Consistent voting and engagement policy,
  • Measured and reported positive impacts.

Mirova’s commitment to SRI dates back to over 30 years ago, and has always been driven by the conviction that sustainable development themes provide investors with solutions that create environmental, social, and financial value over the long term. By granting its entire retail fund range – featuring 3 fixed-income and 8 equity strategies – with this newly brand new public label, Mirova is acknowledged as a demanding pioneer of responsible investment.

Philippe Zaouati, CEO of Mirova, reacts to the news: “As we are fully committed to responsible investment, it was only natural for us to submit a great number of the funds managed by Mirova and largely distributed throughout our various networks for labelling. The grant of these labels demonstrates the relevance of our rigorous and global approach. Although we are convinced that responsible finance could play a role in solving the challenges we currently face throughout the world, it can only be developed with the support of the general public. These labels give investor confidence, along with means to measure the real impact of their investments.

Any reference to a ranking, a rating or an award provides no guarantee for future performance results of the fund or its manager.

About Mirova
Mirova, an asset management company wholly owned by Natixis Asset Management1, brings to bear almost 30 years of experience in Socially Responsible Investing (SRI). Mirova offers a conviction-driven approach in order to combine value creation with sustainable development with a unique and global product offering: listed equities, fixed income, infrastructure, impact investing, voting and engagement.
With 63 employees, Mirova has €6 billion in assets under management2.

1 Since 01.01.2014.

2 Source : Natixis Asset Management as at 30 June 2016

Mirova
A subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management
Limited liability company
Share Capital: €7 641 327.50
Regulated by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) under n° GP 02014.
RCS Paris n° 394 648 216
21 quai d’Austerlitz 75013 Paris France
www.mirova.com

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